29 May 2016

Breakfast at The Running Fox, Morpeth

After hearing amazing reports on a lovely village bakery / cafe in Felton, near Morpeth by some of my family who were visiting Northumberland earlier in the year, I have had The Running Fox Bakery on my list of places to visit.

With a date in the diary for Saturday brunch, I knew this would be a good option with my friend Suzanne so I rang the Wednesday before to see if it was possible to book a table. (Because we were making a special trip I wanted to make sure we would be able to get a table at the time we wanted).

From Durham it took approx 1 hour to get there with roadworks, I was able to book for 11am. This meant we had the option of both menu's... breakfast was still available to order until 11.30am so if we didn't want breakfast we could have waited for the lunch choices. 

We sat upstairs near a fire place which was nice and the cafe was completely full when we arrived. I would have preferred to sit downstairs but it was Saturday and I was just pleased to have a table and I was hungry.

There was so many nice sounding dishes on the menu and the breakfast scone was certainly appealing but I was hungry and this was most likely to be my only meal of the day so I opted like Miss S for the full english but with a couple of adjustments which they were happy to do. 

We both swapped our black and white pudding for baked beans, and I further swapped the fried egg for scrambled. 

Everything tasted so fresh, the sausages and bacon were very tasty and perfectly cooked. 

The beef tomato was oven baked and was spot on addition to my plate. My scrambled eggs were exactly how I liked them. 

I was defeated by too many mushrooms and I could quite possibly have gone for the cub option next time which is a smaller portion. Or maybe just pop back after 3pm for the yummy looking Afternoon Tea.

We both ordered flat white coffee's to go with our food and a juice and this was really good value for money at total £11 each. This meant we had money left to buy some yummy cake to take home.

Free parking is available on the streets but it was quite busy but we still got parked no problem.

What I thought was a lovely touch was that the bakery gives away free bread in a brown paper bags that you can take away to feed the ducks near by, which I thought was great for kids. 

If you were wanting to make a weekend of it there there was a lovely hotel and bar that took my fancy - The Northumberland Arms, so I would like to come back to Felton and try and go there sometime.

The running fox also sell some merchandise with their fox logo on, cups and mugs (special offer for locals if you use one of their cups for refills on take out coffee's), tea towels and also ceramic foxes. For £8.50 I decided to get a fox as he goes really well with my home interiors in my lounge. 

I would recommend driving out to find new places on weekends, I try to always try somewhere new unless it is a favourite or it is in the perfect location. 

If the weather had been better on this day we might have stayed for a walk around the village, but as it was cloudy we went to the shops on the way home instead. 

Kristina x
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